Community College of Rhode Island

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DHYG 2200: Local Anesthesia for the RDH

This course is designed to enable practicing dental hygienists to gain the knowledge and skill needed to earn a permit to administer local anesthesia in Rhode Island. Topics include oral anatomy, neurophysiology, the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of local anesthetic agents, legal issues related to local anesthesia and basic injection techniques. Students will serve as patients for each other.
(Prerequisites: Active licensure as a dental hygienist in Rhode Island or another state with substantially similar licensure requirements, current CPR certification at the American Heart Association, Health Care Provider level)

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For more information please contact Francine J. Luizzi-Bench:
flbench@ccri.edu  or 401-333-7228

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